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Supporting Communities

Improving health through food security in NC

In North Carolina, 11% of households suffer from food insecurity. See how the Inter-faith Food Shuttle program is helping feed families and individuals in NC communities and nourish their physical and mental health.

Supporting Communities

Building bilingual behavioral health care in NC

North Carolina’s Hispanic youth face unique challenges when it comes to their mental health. By providing culturally sensitive, bilingual mental health services, El Futuro is giving them and their families a space to be heard, to find support, and to learn how to advocate for themselves.

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Supporting Communities

Breaking the barriers to behavioral health access

We’ve partnered with the North Carolina ​Association of Free and Charitable Clinics to provide more mental health services in rural areas for those who are uninsured or underinsured.

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Supporting Communities

Investing in children and families in foster care

Supporting the health and well-being of all North Carolinians means showing up for our most vulnerable. Blue Cross NC has invested more than $4.3 million in partnerships, programs and initiatives to help children, youth and families served by the child welfare system.

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Supporting Communities

Blue Cross NC Expands Relationship with NC Farm Bureau Insurance

Blue Cross NC is the exclusive health insurance partner for NC Farm Bureau Insurance. The partnership between the two NC-based, not-for-profit insurers expands needed health resources to help residents in all 100 counties.

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Cassie Ward walking into Maternity Home with a bag full of groceries.

Drivers of Health

From homeless and pregnant to helping others: A woman’s inspiring journey

Cassie is helping young women and pregnant teens experiencing homelessness become self-sufficient. Hear how her experience as a young mother is leading others to find stability before and after childbirth. 

Devin Lyall

Drivers of Health

Paving the road to recovery from addiction in rural NC

Devin Lyall was a talented dancer who suffered from opioid addiction and lost everything. Hear how she’s using her experience with addiction and recovery to bring support, education, and compassion to mental health care in her Wilkes County community.

Darlene Graham

Health Care Equity

Preserving the Health of the Tribe

We’re working with tribal members like Darlene to address food insecurity and chronic illness through native crops. See how she’s connecting food security and nutrition to her heritage.

Gaile Osborne

Supporting Communities

NC mom helps fellow foster parents care for vulnerable children

Gaile Osborne wanted better care for her kids. Now, she’s working with Blue Cross NC to identify opportunities to bring more specialized services to foster families in Buncombe County and beyond.

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Strengthen NC

Maya Jackson is bringing holistic care to mothers of color. And it may just save their lives.

Meet Maya Jackson of MAAME, whose work is empowering Black, indigenous and other pregnant people of color to navigate health systems and access holistic maternal health and wellness services.